Lemon Garlic Cooked Crabmeat

(3 Ratings)
Recipe Yield: 4 Servings


  • 1 package (6.9 ounces) RICE-A-RONI Chicken Flavor
  • 2 tablespoons of margarine, butter or spread with no trans fat
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas or pea pods
  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 8 ounces chunk style imitation crabmeat
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1/3 cup green onion slices
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

Preparation Steps

  1. In a large skillet, combine rice-vermicelli mix and 2 tablespoons margarine. SauteĀ“ over medium heat until vermicelli is golden brown, stirring frequently.
  2. Slowly stir in 2 1/2 cups water and Special Seasonings; bring to a boil.
  3. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer 12 minutes. Stir in peas, carrots and garlic. Return to a simmer. Cover and simmer 5 to 7 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add crabmeat, water chestnuts and green onion. Increase heat to medium; stir and toss gen

Tips and Variations

  • Substitute 3 cups frozen Asian vegetable blend for the peas, carrots, water chestnuts and green onions.